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CONTRACTING FOR INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Bird opened the session by sending co-presenter Sarah Gornall’s apologies for her absence, and reflecting on how the conversation between them about this had had its own elements of successful contracting. By Sarah Dale She went on to lead group discussions on what an organisation might want to deliver and change through coaching, as […]

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THE WORKSHOP: A MUSICAL

Ever thought that there’s plenty of rich material from your coaching for a play, a novel, or even a musical? Two seasoned coaches have made this a reality By Liz Hall The Workshop: a musical, based on group coaching, is ready to go into production. It has been created by highly experienced coaches Chérie Carter-Scott […]

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THE BREXIT EFFECT: BRAIN DRAIN OR CHANCE TO REASSESS?

By Liz Hall Just over a year after the UK’s EU Referendum and after June’s shock snap election outcome in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get a clear Brexit mandate, researchers, industry commentators and coaches are highlighting a number of Brexit-fuelled challenges and opportunities. Potential challenges for employers include a brain drain and skills […]

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CIPD MANIFESTO FOR WORK URGES FOCUS ON SKILLS

The CIPD has called on the UK government to support investment in skills for all, particularly future-relevant skills and lifelong learning. In its Manifesto for Work, launched in May, the CIPD called on the government to support investment in skills, lifelong learning and improvements in employee wellbeing and engagement by reforming the apprenticeship levy as […]

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GSK COACHING INITIATIVE BOOSTS FEMALE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Coaching has helped GSK address the issue of gender imbalance at middle and senior leadership levels, supporting females to become more self-aware and self-confident, among others. The Accelerating Difference (AD) initiative combined individual and group coaching, sponsorship and dialogues. It was put in place after an internal review showed the percentage of women was diminishing […]

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STUDY: SEEING WORK AS A ‘CALLING’ CAUSES BURNOUT

Many coaches encourage clients to find their calling, but such encouragement should come with a health warning, suggests research. Viewing work as a calling often leads to burnout and problematic behaviour, according to a study by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Sally Maitlis, professor of organisational behaviour and leadership at Oxford, said, “Because a […]

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DELOITTE: MODEST GLOBAL RISE IN WOMEN ON BOARDS

Companies with a female chief executive or board chair have almost twice as many female board members as those led by men, suggests research by professional services firm Deloitte. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication found that women constituted 29% of board members in companies with a […]

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NEW MINDFULNESS SUMMIT AND JOURNAL LAUNCHED

Coaches, leaders and academics gathered in the Spanish mountains near Madrid on 25-26 May for the 1st International Summit for Mindfulness & Compassion at Work Speakers included Dr Megan Reitz from Ashridge who spoke on mindful leadership, Aberystwyth University’s Rachel Lilley who spoke about mindfulness and social change, and Wisdom at Work’s Dr Joel Levey […]

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UK ICF CONFERENCE: ‘CAPITALISE ON OPPORTUNITY’

By Jackee Holder The importance of the ability to thrive, flexibility and embracing difference were key themes of this year’s UK ICF conference in London Speakers included Susan Goldsworthy, award-winning author and former Olympic finalist, whose engaging, passionate and energetic keynote started the day. One takeaway from her presentation that stood out were the 5 […]

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